Tuna Mac and Cheese Bake Recipe
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Tuna Mac and Cheese Bake Recipe

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“You can toss your other tuna casserole recipes, cause this one's the ultimate!” You'll love the ease of this tasty dish. Bonnie Hord - Lee's Summit, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 1 can (12 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen peas and pearl onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 359 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 976mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein


  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Stir in the tuna, soup, milk, peas, mushrooms and half of the fried onions.
  2. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining fried onions; bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Mac and Cheese Bake in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p59

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"This was really, really good! I omitted the frozen peas and threw just some pearl onions. I'll definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2011

"Fantastic recipe!! We can't get enough of it."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"I love this dish! It take tuna casserole to a whole new level! Bravo!!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"awsome! made it several times already since I got the recipe"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"I thought this was surprisingly good...and soo easy. I made mine with turkey ham and left out the peas because I know my family preferences. The french onions give it a unique flavor. You'd never guess it started with a box of mac and cheese!"

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